January 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
BPSI Library
141 Herrick Rd
Newton, MA 02459
Olga Umansky
6172660953 ext 104

Meet the Author with Lawrence J. Brown, PhD

Transformational Processes in Clinical Psychoanalysis: Dreaming, Emotions and the Present Moment (Routledge, 2018) offers a contemporary perspective on how the mind transforms, and gives meaning to, emotional experience that arises unconsciously in the here-and-now of the clinical hour. Brown surveys the developments in theory and practice that follow from Freud’s original observations and traces this evolution from its conception to contemporary analytic field theory. Brown applies the theory of transformational processes to a variety of topics, including the analyst’s receptivity, countertransference as transformation, the analytic setting, the paintings of J.M.W. Turner, “autistic transformations” and other clinical situations in the analysis of children and adults.

About the Author: Lawrence J. Brown, PhD,  trained in adult and child psychoanalysis and is a faculty member and supervising child analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. He is also a supervising and personal analyst at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. Brown has lectured internationally and published papers on a variety of topics, including the Oedipal situation, Bion, intersubjectivity, field theory and autistic phenomena.

Time: 7:30pm – reception, 8:00pm – discussion, 9:00 – book sale and signing. Register here.